Billed as 'A Revolutionary Conversation with Lois Holzman', The Magic of Language (What it is and why we should care!) takes place over two sessions, February 22 and 29, 6:45-8:30pm, at the East Side Institute, 119 W. 23rd [6th/7th].
Chilly and intriguing armchair travel with your guide Robin Bell, who led an expedition to the unexplored Gamburtsev Mountains in Antarctica, which her team discovered is The Land Where Water Runs Uphill. At the Explorers Club, Monday, February 1, 7pm.
The Pluto Encounter at the Hayden Planetarium is an evening of new images and findings courtesy of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. Well, this is a very sore subject, given Neil deGrasse Tyson's heartless demotion of Pluto to dwarf planet. But if they're all 'oh Pluto's so cool' now up at AMNH, perhaps the healing begins.
Neuroscientist Dr. Leslie Vosshall sniffs through the olfactory world at a Symphony Space event called What's That Smell?, Thursday, February 11, 7:30pm.
Also at Symphony Space, Judi Dench stars in The Winter's Tale, a screening of the first season of Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live. 1/27, 1pm; 2/6, 6pm; 2/16, 1pm.